July 17, 2020 / 8:43 AM / in 21 days

Philippine health ministry reports 17 coronavirus deaths, 1,841 more cases

FILE PHOTO: Healthcare workers take blood samples from a bike rider at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) drive-thru testing center in Manila, Philippines, July 15, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez/File Photo

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines on Friday recorded 17 new coronavirus deaths and 1,841 additional infections, with the capital Manila still accounting for the bulk of newly confirmed cases and casualties.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths have reached 1,660 while confirmed infections have risen to 63,001.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty

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